›the act of using, eating, or drinking something, or the amount that is used, etc.: fuel/energy, etc. consumptionWater transport costs less than road transport, cuts congestion, and reduces energy consumption.increase/reduce the consumption of stha program designed to increase the consumption of fruit and vegetables by low-income familiesAs a nation, our consumption of junk food is horrifying.
›the process of buying and using goods, or the amount that is bought and used: domestic/home consumptionMost of our products are made for domestic consumption rather than export.Increased household wealth is associated with higher personal consumption. → See alsocapital consumption, conspicuous consumption, final consumption